26 avril 2009

Johann Ludwig Ernst Morgenstern (Rudolstadt 1738-1819 Frankfurt), The interior of a Gothic cathedral by torch- and candlelight

Johann Ludwig Ernst Morgenstern (Rudolstadt 1738-1819 Frankfurt), The interior of a Gothic cathedral by torch- and candlelight signed, inscribed, and dated 'J.L.E. Morgenstern Francofort 1785' (lower left, on a pier); oil on copper; 20 x 17¼ in. (50.8 x 43.8 cm.). Est. £12,000 - £18,000. Lot sold £15,000 Provenance: Maximilian Freiherr Speck von Sternburg (1776-1856), Leipzig, until 1 March 1824, when it passed toGottlob Carl Springsfeld (d. 1870), Aachen, and by inheritance in Aachen until at least 1933 (according to an... [Lire la suite]